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2010-07-12 06:50:00

NEW YORK and PORTLAND, Ore., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Professionals everywhere are increasingly conscious of the trend toward sustainable business models - and that this trend is likely here to stay. Implementing green practices and reducing an organization's carbon footprint, however, poses a challenge for many companies simply because they lack the tools and support to make and maintain the change. With the launch of ecoAnalyze, that is no longer the case within the legal industry....

2010-07-08 09:54:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) will build a 12-acre solar farm at its corporate headquarters in Allentown, Pa., capable of generating 1.5 MW of electricity. The 1.5MW is enough to serve the energy needs of nearly half of Air Products' administration buildings. The project is expected to begin construction this fall and be onstream in the spring of 2011. "For years, customers around the world have sought out Air Products' gases and materials...

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2010-06-30 10:20:29

Switching off lights, turning the television off at the mains and using cooler washing cycles could have a much bigger impact on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power stations than previously thought, according to a new study published this month in the journal Energy Policy. The study shows that the figure used by government advisors to estimate the amount of carbon dioxide saved by reducing people's electricity consumption is up to 60 percent too low. The power stations that supply...

2010-06-21 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Otarian, a new boutique fast-casual restaurant chain in New York and the first global chain to carbon footprint all of its menu items to international standards, today launched the Carbon Karma Card. Looking for ways to improve your karma? Every time you enjoy a tasty Otarian meal as compared to the meat alternative, you'll rack up "Carbon Karma credits" - rewards for helping save the planet one Otarian meal at a time. This week only, in celebration of...

2010-06-21 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Monday June 21, 2010 - Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) ("CFS" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its wholly owned subsidiary Global CO2 Reduction Inc. has received project Validation for its Northern Ontario Forestry Project from the Rainforest Alliance. The Rainforest Alliance has validated that Global CO2 Reduction, Inc.'s Northern Ontario Forestry Offset Pilot Project design is in compliance with the Climate,...

2010-06-17 07:00:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) has become the first technology distributor to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Leaders program, an elite industry-government partnership that recognizes and assists companies dedicated to environmental improvements through the measurable reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. "We are proud to join the Climate Leaders program and look forward to working with the EPA to continue...

2010-06-16 15:52:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the findings of its analysis of greenhouse gas reporting tools and emissions models. The report highlights the efficacy and applicability of the models to trucking industry operations. Addressing greenhouse gas emissions is an emerging issue as the public and private sectors seek to quantify the carbon footprint associated with supply chains. In response, there is...

2010-06-16 02:00:00

DALLAS and LONDON, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to a new study of large companies using telepresence technology, U.S. and U.K. businesses that substitute some business travel with telepresence can cut CO2 emissions by nearly 5.5 million metric tons in total - the greenhouse gas equivalent of removing more than one million passenger vehicles from the road for one year - and achieve total economy-wide financial benefits of almost $19 billion, by 2020. Telepresence is a...

2010-06-10 05:00:00

JOHANNESBURG, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Lemnis Lighting(TM), through its South African subsidiary Lemnis Lighting Africa, has been selected by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in liaison with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Department of Energy, Department of Tourism, Central Energy Fund, Eskom and the Local Organizing Committee, to be a key contributor in helping to offset the carbon emissions generated as a result of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. The DEA's...

2010-05-26 07:21:00

LONDON and JOHANNESBURG, May 26, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is set to become the world's first gold mining company to sell Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs), the financial securities used to trade carbon emissions. Gold Fields will derive the CERs from the capture of methane gas at its Beatrix Gold Mine in South Africa's Free State province. The company will sell 1,700,000 CERs to European energy trading company...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'